Corpse flower

Once in a Lifetime

A notable botanical event bloomed nearby today. A Corpse Flower, or more properly Titan Arum,¬†Amorphophallus titanum,¬†bloomed at a local conservatory. It is an arum, a family of plants that booms with a spathe and spadix configuration. Our local relative, the native Skunk Cabbage, is also known for its putrid odor. I caught a brief whiff […]

Barrels of fermenting bourbon in the warehouse

Sleeping Bourbon

Bourbon sleeps in charred oak barrels at the John Burton distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. We had a fascinating, free tour of the facility. The distillery was on summer break so no brewing was active, but we saw all the equipment. Production was active in the warehouse, though, where the whisky was busy aging. It will […]

Camp Meeting

Camp Meeting

It’s nice to get away from home, to get a chance to capture something other than flowers and bugs. It’s even nicer to get away to a place that invigorates more than photography. We’re signing ‘Revive Us Again’ here. I don’t know if we mean it, because I’m not sure we have come to grips […]

Suburban Night Sky

Suburban Night Sky

Playing around with a long exposure night shot. There is a great deal of ambient light from my neighbors, so it looks like a daylight shot at first. But there are stars. The stars are more impressive at a larger image size. I took this right out front of my house, laying the camera on […]

After Storm Sky

After Storm Sky

The evening sky showed a hint of clearing after a rainy day. Wispy sky tends to come in flat gray in camera. I boosted the colors to help it along. Taken with a Tokina 11-16mm. This sucker is wide, and takes a bit of work not to pick up trees or other obstructions on the […]

Sun Circle

Sun Circle

Ice crystals, some visible as cirrus clouds and others not dense enough to form clouds, catch the light from the sun to create a misty ring around the sun. I was experimenting with my newest lens, a Tokina 11-16mm ultra wide angle. It’s going to be a lot of fun! Related articles Backlight Wildflowers Good […]